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Brake lights The brake lights on my '84 Accord stay on all the time. There is a small, round, pointed plastic tab that has broken apart, landing on the floor under the brake pedal. Apparently, this plastic piece contacts the brake light switch upon release of the pedal, sending the signal to turn the light off. My question: what is this plastic piece called? I cannot search for the part without knowing its name. Thanks.

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  • pcummings Jan 12, 2009

    My understanding is that the piece described earlier is entirely separate from the brake light switch.

  • pcummings Jan 13, 2009

    OK. I'll check at the local Kragen's. I never thought that a tiny piece of plastic, about the size of a peanut and with no electronic parts, would be the brake light switch.

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That plastic piece is the brake light switch.

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  • 240cpa Jan 13, 2009

    What you described fits perfectly with the description of a brakelight switch. Check with a parts store and have them show you what one looks like.

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